The Revolutionary Trends of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)
The automotive industry has been undergoing rapid transformation. Continuous research and development have spelled out more and more future trends for the industry. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) are among the hot future trends in the automotive segment.
Before delving into the concept of CAV and the benefits, clearing a misconception makes sense.
On the surface, connected and autonomous vehicles seem to be identical concepts, but that is not true.
The Line of Demarcation Between Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
A connected vehicle is distinguished by the feature of being equipped with internet-based communication technologies, such as the IoT. And that allows you to operate different functions remotely. For example, you can turn the air conditioner on of your connected car from your home before driving it.
Moreover, such cars can bear features, such as sensors, computer vision, and data analytics, to add more safety, efficiency, and comfort.
An automated vehicle bears all the features of a connected vehicle but differs in respect to the independent decision-making capability. Due to which, an automated vehicle can run on its own without being driven by a human driver. As such, such cars are also called self-driving vehicles.
Benefits of CAV
Due to the connectivity feature, CAVs are expected to entail a slew of benefits for vehicle owners, drivers and passengers.
Connected vehicles are expected to be highly safe. Such vehicles allow drivers to remain informed of their surroundings due to the connectivity feature.
Connected cars are expected to allow drivers to plan for the best route. Due to the GPS and internet enabled features, drivers can predict traffic jams, and schedule their trips to the best time to derive the best experience.
Ease Car Sharing
Such vehicles can help in the car sharing business. As these vehicles will be connected through the internet, people can easily find such cars. And, riders can reach their destinations quickly as the vehicles will run also the best route.
Notably, self-driving technology is still under development. So, it is challenging to predict the exact benefits of the vehicles. However, experts believe that self-driving vehicles will entail the following benefits:
As automated vehicles will be programmed to make smart decisions based on real-time data, the possibilities of accidents will be less. Moreover, such vehicles will remain aware of the surroundings. As such, the vehicles will not run at over speed.
Such vehicles will be embedded with preventative maintenance systems. So, the systems will alert the vehicle owners of possible defects in the future. And that will allow the vehicle owners to service their vehicles on time. As a result, the owners can escape costly repairs and spare parts replacement.
As automated vehicles will perform tasks automatically without human intervention, riders can perform their professional tasks while on the go. In addition, the riders need not spend their time parking their vehicles, which will park independently. So, productivity will go up and time will be saved.
CAVs will be part and parcel of the future automotive industry. And startups can capitalize on the future trend to build solutions for CAVs. We, at Motornex Mobility, have embarked upon a mission to help startups in the mobility space to flourish.